Minerva Name Meaning & Origin

Minerva

Pronunciation: mi-NER-və (key)

Origin of the name Minerva:

Believed to be derived from the Latin root mens (the mind, thought, intellect). Minerva is the name borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of wisdom, skill and invention. She is equated with the Greek goddess Pallas Athene.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Minerva

Minnie, Mini, Mina, Nerva

Meanings and history of the name Minerva

Roman goddess of wisdom

Famous real-life people named Minerva

Minerva Teichert, American artist

Minerva in song, story & screen

Minerva McGonagall, fictional professor in the Harry Potter series.
Minerva Paradizo, a girl genius character from the Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl series.
Minerva (Mini) McGuinness, college student in UK program Skins.
Minerva, an antagonist in The Walking Dead Video Game.

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